2021 Season: Amadigi

"a winning show ... gives us visual spectacle yet focuses on the central human drama"
★★★★ - The Times

19, 25, 29 June 2021
7, 11, 21, 24 July 2021
Start Time: 6.20pm
End Time: c.10.10pm - 10.20pm

The sorceress Melissa will stop at nothing to seduce the paladin Amadigi away from his beloved Oriana, who is in turn the object of his companion Dardano’s desire. If her threats, cruel tricks and jealous rages fail to win his heart, will her final act of revenge break them apart forever?

Handel’s dramatic setting is a spectacle of enchantment, ghostly spirits and hellish demons. He draws on every emotion of the central characters and explores every facet of the experience of love, from jealousy, vindictiveness and infatuation, to passion, optimism and triumph.

Netia Jones and Christian Curnyn (Die Zauberflöte, 2018) return as director/designer and conductor with Sonja Runje making her festival debut in the title role and The English Concert's first opera in partnership with Garsington Opera.

Sonja Runje
Anna Devin
Rhian Lois
Tim Mead
Edmund Visintin
Jonathon Luke Baker
Stephanie Billers
Hayley Chilvers
Misa Koide
Mukeni Nel
Lewis Sharp
Christian Curnyn
Netia Jones
Lighting Designer
Jake Wiltshire
Anna Morrissey
The English Concert
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
June 2021
Saturday 19 June
Friday 25 June
Tuesday 29 June
July 2021
Wednesday 7 July
Sunday 11 July
Wednesday 21 July
Saturday 24 July
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